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Stains Outlast Gains as Industry Encroaches on Physician Prescribing Power

  Opioid Czar & Czarina Mike Magee When the AMA helped empower Purdue Pharma funded Pain Management by granting specialty status in its’ Federation in the 1980s– and with that legitimacy of pain as the “5th vital sign”; and when everyday physicians (especially primary care physicians who were targeted by Purdue Pharma) became easy marks […]

End of An Era: AMA Announces Closure of American Medical News.

For many physicians, the arrival of American Medical News in the mail was a welcome distraction from patient care or teaching responsibilities. It provided a unique summary of medical news and policy as well as a healthy dose of medical politics. For contributors to the content, its’ staff were accessible, professional and helpful in every […]

James L. Madara MD, New AMA CEO

What was the AMA looking for in a CEO? “We sought a leader…. someone willing to lend their intellect and insight and fully engage in helping the AMA and its physician members navigate the many challenges facing health care and physician practices today.” Board Chair Ardis Dee Hoven MD. Who was their choice? James L. […]

Can Health Plans Explain Why They Aren’t Re-Empowering Primary Care?

The health care crisis can be traced in part to the marginalization of primary care

AMA’s Virtual Mentor

A valuable resource for both teachers and students Three things are happening to health education information these days. First, it’s going electronic and virtual. Second, it’s uniting various audiences, bringing them together, often in new and interactive ways, to inform, educate and bridge. Third, it’s changing the power equation, emphasizing that we are all teachers […]

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